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Charles S. Wright

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(1932–2008), novelist, columnist, short fiction writer, and black humorist. Charles Stevenson Wright was born and raised west of Columbia, Missouri, in the small town of New ...

Wright, Charles S.

Wright, Charles S. (1932–2008)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
572 words

...at the end of The Wig . In 1993 , Wright's novels were collected in a publication again titled Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: Complete Novels . Reading this collection makes it clear that Charles Wright was an innovator who in breaking with traditional fictional modes during the 1960s helped to negotiate space for Ishmael Reed , Clarence Major , and other African American avantgardists. Frances S. Foster , “Charles Wright: Black Black Humorist,” CLA Journal 15 (1971): 44–53. John O'Brien “Charles Wright,” in Interviews with Black Writers,...

Charles S. Wright

Charles S. Wright  

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(1932–2008), novelist, columnist, short fiction writer, and black humorist.Charles Stevenson Wright was born and raised west of Columbia, Missouri, in the small town of New Franklin. Upon his release ...
Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 1   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,574 words
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Oxford University Press
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...collaborative Sir John Oldcastle written in 1600 to counter Shakespeare’s depiction of the knight, though this seems less likely). In the public theatres, it is generally assumed that Richard Burbage created the role of the Prince, but the identity of the original Sir John is uncertain: Malone claimed to have seen a document which assigned the part to Heminges . The role, however, was certainly one of the best loved of the entire pre-war repertory: in 1699 James Wright could still remember the applause Lowin received in it before the Civil War....

16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies

16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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5,930 words
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Oxford University Press
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...He launched his grandiose scheme in 1786 and invited most of the leading artists of the day to paint large canvases on subjects from the plays. Among those who contributed were Reynolds, Benjamin West, Fuseli, Romney, William Hamilton, Northcote, Opie, Wheatley, and Wright of Derby. Boydell’s intention was to promote the British school of history painting and encourage a choice of serious subjects by native authors. The idea was first to exhibit the paintings in his own gallery and then, in order to recoup some of the enormous sums involved, to produce...

Scottish Local and Family History

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David moody

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,622 words
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Oxford University Press

...for farm labourers, and Heather Holmes for migrant farmworkers. Leading historians in this field are W. Hamish Fraser and Ian MacDougall, and the Scottish Labour History Society Journal gives a focus for this group. Politics also begin at the grass roots, following L. C. Wright , Scottish Chartism ( 1953 ). There has been detailed work on discontent in the 18th century ( Kenneth Logue ), on party affiliations ( I. G. C. Hutchinson ), and on the Labour Party in Glasgow ( James J. Smyth ). In cultural studies Scotland's educational system has been...

Popular Culture

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Charles Phythian-Adams

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...1873 ) by W. W. Skeat; the publication of A. J. Ellis's path‐breaking survey covering Britain and part of Ireland, On Early English Pronunciation , v: The Existing Phonology of English Dialects Compared with that of West Saxon Speech ( 1889 ); and the appearance of Joseph Wright , English Dialect Dictionary (6 vols, 1898–1905 ). It was no accident, therefore, that 1899 saw the first appearance of the Journal of the Folk Song Society , and 1907 the publication of Cecil Sharp's English Folksongs: Some Conclusions . A fourth stage, since the...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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3,961 words
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Oxford University Press

...always to be so regarded. James Wright, Jr .” Elements of Style at 3 ( 1959 ; 2d ed. 1972 ). The text changed in the third edition, however, after Thomas B. Lemann of New Orleans prompted White: “Although Junior , with its abbreviation Jr ., has commonly been regarded as parenthetic, logic suggests that it is, in fact, restrictive and therefore not in need of a comma. James Wright Jr .” Elements of Style at 3 (3d ed. 1979 ). But in the mid-1990s, the president of the American Law Institute, Charles Alan Wright , canvassed the views of 25 eminent...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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7,703 words
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Oxford University Press

...it often indicates the possessive case <Charles Alan Wright's treatise> <Jane Ortiz's appointment> . See possessives . Second, it frequently marks the omission of one or more elements and the contracting of the remaining elements into a word (or figure)—e.g.: never into ne’er ; will not into won't ; 1997 into ’97 . See contractions . Third, it is sometimes used to mark the plural of an acronym, initialism, number, or letter—e.g.: CPA's (now more usually CPAs ), 1990's (now more usually 1990s ), and p's and q's (still with apostrophes...

Charles Wright

Charles Wright  

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(1935– ),American poet, born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and the University of Iowa. From 1957 to 1963 Wright served in United States Army ...
Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright  

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B. 22 January 1980, Hahira, Georgia, USA. Heavily promoted as the new hot voice of jazz, Wright’s sudden appearance in 2002 brought a stronger, tougher feel to the pop jazz ...
eftpos

eftpos  

A networked system through which funds are transferred electronically from the customer's account to the retailer's account, usually involving some sort of credit or debit card. Developed in the ...
Quebec Liberation Front

Quebec Liberation Front  

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A French Canadian separatist movement. Set up in the early 1960s, it launched a terrorist and bombing campaign to secure the separation of Quebec Province from Canada. The Front de Libération du ...
zamindar

zamindar  

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A tax collector or landlord in India under the Mogul empire. The landlord system formed the basis of a system of land-settlement developed in India under British rule. It fell into two distinct ...
Charles Townshend

Charles Townshend  

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(1725–67).Townshend dashed across the political sky in the 1760s like a comet, blazed, and was gone. A grandson of ‘Turnip’ Townshend, he was returned to Parliament on the family ...
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GIF  

Acronym for graphics image format. An image file format developed by CompuServe Inc. It is designed for efficient online transmission of color raster images. GIF is widely used on the World Wide Web ...
Filips van Montmorency Horn, Graaf van

Filips van Montmorency Horn, Graaf van  

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(c. 1524–68)Flemish soldier and statesman. He had a long record of distinguished service to both Emperor Charles V and Philip II of Spain but, as a member of the regency council in the Netherlands ...
Anglo-Maori Wars

Anglo-Maori Wars  

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A complex series of conflicts following the colonization of New Zealand. In the mid‐1840s there were rebellions under the Maori chiefs Hone Heke and Te Rauparaha. In 1860 the Taranaki Wars began, but ...
John Charles Frémont

John Charles Frémont  

(1813–90)US explorer and politician. He was responsible for exploring several viable routes to the Pacific across the Rockies in the 1840s. He made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1856, ...
Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright  

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(1869–1959)US architect of outstanding originality, whose important buildings are in America. He designed nothing in Europe.Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, Wright studied architecture in Chicago ...
Catherine of Braganza

Catherine of Braganza  

Queen of England and Scotland, b. 15 Nov. 1638, da. of John, king of Portugal, and Louisa, da. of the duke of Medina Sidonia; m. Charles II, 21 May 1662; d. 31 Dec. 1705; bur. Belem, Portugal.The ...

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